Daniel Edlen uses acrylic paint on vinyl to create these. Working on commission, he and the client select an image which he carefully paints onto the album. He uses the different elements of an album to his advantage, which leads to great and unexpected compositions. In the video, posted below if you scroll all the way down, he explains all about this process.
He has a vast collection and I just chose my personal favorites. There are lots more to be seen on his website. He also has a blog which you can read if you want a more personal, in-depth view on his thoughts.
His blog is pretty cool. Here is one recent entry.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Lou Reed - inspired by photo by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
I've been giggling all day.
See, I painted this piece yesterday, inspired by a photo by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. Today I received an email from him in response to my query verifying he took the cover photo of Lou Reed's "Perfect Night In London". He not only said that he'd taken the shot, but that he thinks my work looks cool and he would pass along a piece to Lou, if I wanted to give him one.
So this piece is on its way, hopefully ending up in Lou Reed's hands.